34 Facts About Gary Kubiak


Gary Wayne Kubiak was born on August 15,1961 and is a former American football coach and quarterback.

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Gary Kubiak served as head coach for the NFL's Houston Texans from 2006 to 2013 and the Denver Broncos from 2015 to 2016 before stepping down from the position on January 1,2017, citing health reasons.

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Gary Kubiak was the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.

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Gary Kubiak last served as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings in 2020.

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Gary Kubiak was drafted in the eighth round of the 1983 NFL Draft as the 197th overall pick by the Broncos where he played from 1983 to 1991 as the backup to John Elway.

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Gary Kubiak passed for a then state-record 6,190 yards as a quarterback for St Pius X High School of Houston, Texas, where he was given the nickname "Koob".

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Gary Kubiak was selected in the eighth round with the 197th overall pick of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, the same year quarterback John Elway was drafted with the first overall pick by the Baltimore Colts before forcing a trade to Denver.

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Gary Kubiak played his entire career for the Broncos as a backup for Elway, a Hall of Famer.

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Gary Kubiak replaced Elway at the end of the Broncos' defeats in Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXIV.

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Gary Kubiak worked extensively with All-American running back Greg Hill, who was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft.

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Gary Kubiak won his first Super Bowl serving as the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 1994, guiding Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young to one of his best seasons.

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Gary Kubiak went to the Broncos the following season when Mike Shanahan, who was previously the 49ers offensive coordinator, became Denver's head coach.

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In 11 seasons as the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Gary Kubiak helped lead Denver to two Super Bowl titles, which were the final two seasons of John Elway's playing career.

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Gary Kubiak coached 14 different Pro Bowl Broncos, including running back Terrell Davis, who was named the NFL MVP in 1998.

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Gary Kubiak was named the second head coach in Houston Texans history on January 26,2006, replacing the fired Dom Capers.

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Gary Kubiak turned down a four-year deal for one that expired after the 2014 season.

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On November 3,2013, Gary Kubiak collapsed as he was walking off the field at halftime of the game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Gary Kubiak was put on a backboard and stretcher and transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

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On December 6, Gary Kubiak was fired from the Houston Texans with three games remaining in the 2013 season.

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On January 27,2014, Gary Kubiak signed with the Baltimore Ravens to be their new offensive coordinator.

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Gary Kubiak served one season under John Harbaugh, replacing Jim Caldwell, who signed as the head coach of the Detroit Lions in the offseason.

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Gary Kubiak interviewed for the Miami Dolphins vacant offensive coordinator opening, before the job was taken by Bill Lazor.

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On January 18,2015, Gary Kubiak signed a four-year deal to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos, after Broncos general manager John Elway dismissed head coach John Fox for two poor playoff eliminations.

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Gary Kubiak set the NFL's all-time record for career passing yards in this game, but after throwing four interceptions, Kubiak benched Manning favor of backup quarterback Brock Osweiler, who took over as the starter for most of the remainder of the regular season.

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Gary Kubiak is the first person to have played in the Super Bowl and later win it as a head coach both with the same team.

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Additionally, shortly after the Broncos' Week 5 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Gary Kubiak was rushed to a Denver-area hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms and extreme body fatigue.

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Gary Kubiak made his retirement official during a press conference the next day, calling it an "extremely difficult decision" and thanking Elway, CEO Joe Ellis, owner Pat Bowlen, and the Broncos fans for their support of him.

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Gary Kubiak was succeeded by Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who had served as Kubiak's defensive backs coach during his tenure on the Houston Texans.

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Gary Kubiak interviewed for the Jacksonville Jaguars' vacant offensive coordinator spot in early 2019, a job that eventually went to John DeFilippo.

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Gary Kubiak was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2020 following the departure of Kevin Stefanski, who left to accept the head coaching position of the Cleveland Browns.

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On January 21,2021, Gary Kubiak announced that he would be retiring from coaching, after 29 years.

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Many expected Gary Kubiak to remain involved in football in a non-coaching capacity after stepping down as head coach.

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Gary Kubiak remained in contact with Elway after his retirement, fueling speculation that he would remain involved with the organization.

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Six months after his retirement, Gary Kubiak officially rejoined the Denver Broncos as a Senior Personnel Adviser.

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